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understood this was not just about a candidate, it was not just about joe biden or barack obama. this was about us. who we are as a nation. what values we cherish. how hard we're willing to fight to make sure that those values live not just for today, but for future generations. all of you here understood and were committed to the basic notion that when we put our shoulders to the wheel of history, it moves. it moves. it moves forward. and that's part of what we celebrate when we come together for inauguration. now, yesterday, americans in all 50 states took part in a national day of service. and tomorrow, hundreds of thousands will join us in the national mall. and what the inauguration remind us of is the role we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. even if we carry out our individual responsibilities, the sense that there's something larger than ourselves that gives shape and meaning to our lives. the theme of this year's inauguration is "our people and our future" throughout my career what's always given me energy and inspiration and hope, what's allowed me to
for this inauguration and prior to tonight to get barack obama re-elected. to get a flavor of what's going on in the room these are individual and corporate donors. to get tickets to this event if you were an individual if you wanted the washington package in addition to a couple seats to the parade or other items you had to donate 250,000 dollars if you were a corporation you had to donate a million. the packages went on down from there. four years ago he set a cap of 50,000 dollars on individual contributions and refused to accept any money from unions or corporations or lobbyists. they also capped any donations to 300,000 per donors. this time around they had a bit more of a cash crunch. in december he announced he would take unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations. unlike 4 years ago they would not be disclosing all of the information on the donors just names as opposed to all of the details. >> the total number is about 40 million they raised this time. that includes corporate donors back in 2009. they raised 53 million and those were all private donations with that
>>> let me finish tonight with this. i end where i began with the obama doctrine at home and abroad. imagine another president speaking with seneca falls and stone wall with pride. imagine another wrapping himself into the history of struggle for women, for blacks, for gay people all with a kind of storied celebration. yes, we've come far. now let's go though distance. the word here is "we." didn't hear any of that on the capitol steps. didn't hear fighters for women being portrayed as suffrages. didn't hear gay people standing up for their right to be here on god's earth. no. they all belong here. they are among us, they have of us, a good and worthy part of us. it was an astounding speech. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "politicsnation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>> thanks, chris. and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead. taking the fight to the gop. the president spent the morning at his final inaugural event. a prayer service at the national cathedral. meantime, republicans spent the morning complaining. complaining that his inaugural ad
on martin luther king day. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well into the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equality all out for gay people. and full political and financial opportunity for people of color. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platform to the entertainment to the words of the address to the jaunty walks along pennsylvania avenue by barack and michelle and the wild and woolly greetings of vice president joe biden. we're all part of this. th
here comes it is obama justice department to try to put him in jail. there's something deeply wrong with our government. those are the guys in government. the guys out of government are about to cash in as serious money as mobbyists. i'll tell but that, too. it's go time. >> cenk: all right, look at the white house. that's where some new gun control proposals are coming out right now. there's news all over the place on gun control not just washington but also new york. governor cuomo passed the toughest gun laws in the country, it's going to get passed probably on tuesday. here he is talking about it. >> the first point is people who are mentally ill should not have access to guns, which then means you need a database of ownership so you can actually do those screens. mandatory life without parole if you kill a first responder. you need a background check at the dealer, you need a background check when you buy it privately. this is the first system that i am pleaments that and seven bullets in a gun. why? because the high capacity magazines that give you the extrasty to kill a large
>>> you are in the cycle. president obama pulled the trig or tough new gun registration. is it on target or a misfire with the republican-led congress? >> i see another debt limit fiasco in our future. but we just had to put them in the guest spot. >> 179. 179. that's how many republicans voted against the sandy aid bill. 179! >> how many? we learn something new today about the white house.gov petitions. if you sign it, they will change the rules. >> all that and a cycle first. without a teleprompter. >> what! >> per a straight shooter. president obama made a decisive push for the most ambitious gun law overall this country has seen since the late 1960s. >> i will sit at that disk and sign a directive with law enforcement and schools and mental health professionals and the mental health community some of the tools they need to reduce gun violence. as they are important, they are in no way a substitute for the action of congress. it is time for a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. congress should restore a gun on military-style weapons and a 10-rou
in the polls. and new lows in their tactics against president obama. they are now using the president's daughters. >> well, president obama trumped congress. >> the president is planning to take matters into his own hands when it comes to gun control. >> i'm confident there are some steps we can take. >> 19 possible actions he can take. >> i'm against having a king. >> president says if congress doesn't do what i want. >> somebody who wants to bypass the constitution, that is somebody who wants to act like a king. >> the power to make laws starts in the house and senate. >> congress didn't get anything done. >> there is myth around gun control in this country. >> has it become the guns over people party? >> you have the extremists on talk radio? >> i am totally confused. >> you have extremist politicians. >> all of this comes as governors of delaware, new york and maryland. some of the strictest laws in our nation on guns. >> led by governor andrew cuomo. >> the people in this state are crying out. >> i hope what governor cuomo did becomes a national motto. >> i'm not letting anybody
us this afternoon. chris matthews and "hardball" picks things up right now. >> obama land. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. yesterday we discovered the obama doctrine. put simply, it's to continue the american revolution well in the 21st century. defined economic equality for women, full equalitiallout equal for gay people. everything about yesterday screamed with this manifesto from the makeup of the crowd to the people in the inaugural platform to the entertainment to the words of the address to the jaunty walks along pennsylvania avenue by barack and michelle and the wild and woolly greetings of vice president joe biden. we're all part of this. they were shouting we're in this together and we're going to act together and we're going to try to open dialogue with those who would be our enemies abroad. we're not looking for another war this time and under this president we're looking for a way to avoid one because these wars, as we've all learned the hard way, are a lot easier to start than to finish. let's start with this astounding presi
that during the campaign and during the primary season, all the republicans talked about was repealing obama care. but yes michelle can be the get any sponsors of her bill? >> isn't that interesting? fewer and fewer people, it seems, by the week, by the month, are interested in repealing obama care because as it rolls out, more and more people are actually gaining the benefits. it had overwhelming public support and we polled in the blue dog districts, the more conservative districts. >> that is the bottom line. thanks for joining me tonight. "the rachel maddow" show starts right now. >> thanks to you at home for staying with us this hour. on the morning of january 18th, 1989, that was a wednesday morning, this is what america woke up to. >> this is nbc news at sunrise. >> good morning. in stockton, california, officials still have no clue as to why a gunman sprayed an elementary school playground with automatic weapons fire. more from nbc's david burrington. >> all of the dead and most of the wounded youngsters were from southeast asia, children of refugees. >> the five kids who died in tha
on this friday morning as we prepare for president obama's second inauguration. a number of leading magazines focusing on what is next. the next four years is which i say chon science monitor two for the president. tomorrow, saturday is being called a national day of service. the white house ceremony will take place on sunday at noon eastern as the president is sworn in from the blue room of the white house. the president ceremony will take place monday followed by a congressional luncheon and a parade. one question raced by on outgoing president 52 years ago this woke was the role in government in solving america's problems. we'll share with you some of the comments of dwight eisenhower in his farewell address. what is the role in government in solving america's problems. you can join the conversation by giving us a call. you can send us an e-mail at journal at cspan.org. let's begin with the act two second terms for u.s. presidents have been problematic but not cursed. what history will says about how president obama will do. will obama blow another mandate. meanwhile from the hill newspape
.c. along with tori campbell for president obama's inauguration for his second term. we're out there live right in the middle of the music, the pomp, the circumstance, thousands of people are out there as we look at these live pictures of some of the military musicians right there. testimony tori campbell is covering everything for us. is it getting crowded now? >> reporter: actually, the crowds are thinning out here. that's because i think people are heading into the mall, dome, inauguration and getting ready to celebrate. everyone's decorated. they are wearing obama hats, keeping warm, getting some food. because once they are inside, they won't be able to leave until the ceremony is over. inside there's already some musical entertainment going on. they started performing about a half-hour ago. during the ceremonies, some big names will be part of the entertainment. beyonce who sang "at last" during the obamas' first dance four years ago. she will be singing the national anthem and kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor day -- james taylor. among the bay area is a rather
this is the time. >> after president obama said it would be irresponsible and absurd for republicans to insist on spending cuts in order to raise the debt ceiling and key senate republican says mr. obama doesn't get it. >> you have a kid that keeps a credit card loaded and a person that would tear up the credit card but you look at the credit. republicans are willing to pay for past bill but this is about the future bill. the president misses the point here. >> reporter: today, house democratic whip steny hoyer said new revenue must accompany spending cuts. for day, the final passage is expected in the house in the next hour or so. bret? >> bret: mike, we will follow that on fox. thank you. ominous note now from one of the world's top credit agencies. fitch rating says the u.s. could lose the top credit rating if there is a delay in raising the debt limit. we'll find out with the senior political analyst brit hume thinks about this. good evening. >> good evening. the warning from the fitch rating agency today is certainly will become talking point for president and democrats who claim the repu
barack obama is urging americans who support his gun control proposals to put pressure on congress. the president unveiled his proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violent. the president said it is up the public to maintain action. >> they need to bring these proposals up for a vote and the american people need to make sure that they do. >> among other actions the president is urging congress to reinstate the ban and coming up we'll see how soon we can expect to see it work on the president's pro pass etoes sal. >> -- proposal. >> they have a right to bear arms but i don't think anybody needs assault type weapons. >> if you get robbed then you need protection. >> all gun buyers should have background checks. >>> and they said they will be there to prevent a petition called for lifting caps on student health insurance. this by the way is the second day at the uc. if missing bay campus -- mission bay campus and it is called for in president barack obama's obama care overhaul. right now it has a lifetime cap of $400,000 and it is not enough to cover a serious chronic illness. >>
dance partner, michelle obama. [ applause ] >> you can forget the pomp and circumstance. question on their mind, you were on the edge of your seat. what was michelle going to wear? >> abc's deborah roberts has more. ♪ >> reporter: there they were, dancing their first dance. her in a gown millions of women will soon have to have. michelle obama dazzled in a navy blue coat by little known american thom browne. who only learned his design was chosen when he saw it. >> i know she had a lot of other people that she could have chosen from, and to be the one that she chose is one of those amazingly humbling experiences. >> reporter: browne, best known for men's, not lady's wear, could benefit from the first lady's midas touch. >> any time mrs. obama wears one of your designs, a fashion designer ascends. it's a phenomenal career maker. j. crew made that belt and purple gloves she wore with the coat. so rest assured that the phone will be ringing off the hook. style watchers say michelle obama seems so accessible, american women just want to look like her. deborah roberts, abc news, wash
is in the books and now president obama and the first lady have finished the lunch at the capitol 40 minutes late. they are ready for the parade which will happen right behind us, behind schedule but hundreds of thousands here for the ceremony. many waited hours in the very cold morning to cheer on the president's motorcade. the sun is out. look at the route. 1.5 mile long. the limousine will leave the capitol later than scheduled. they will head down pennsylvania avenue that parallels the national mall. there is a big turn when the motorcade is at the treasury building. there is word that is where the first and first lady may leave the limousine and walk the final stretch to the white house. it will cap off a day of celebrations in washington, dc including the ceremonial swearing in of the president for four more years in the white house. >> i will to the best of my ability, preserve and protect and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. [ applause ] >> president obama took the oath on a stack of bibles one used in abraham lincoln's inaug
. and he's taken the oath and now he's addressing america, president obama, and thousands swamp to capitol hill to hear what he has to say. we'll have a preview. >> steve: imagine being on the plane and the tires are out. and we'll tell you where and what happened coming up. >> brian: all right, this super bowl won't be about the quarterbacks, at least on the buildup, it will be about the coaches. they are brothers, who are just about a year apart. you do the math. talk about a family feud, they can have fun now, and go to battle in two weeks, because "fox & friends" starts right now. ♪ >> all right. live from new york city and washington d.c., it's inauguration day, 2013. four years ago when we were there, the temperature was in the mid 20's and we were on the roof of the museum and the wind chill was in the teens. right now in washington, it is cloudy and 35 degrees and it is much warmer as this president gets his second term on the -- as you can see from the pictures, on the west face of the capitol today at noon. >> gretchen: i think it's actually more chilly in this studio than it
after major cuts. aides to the number two senate republicans does not support giving president obama a blank check but told "houston chronicle" editorial board, "we will raise the debt ceiling. we are not going to default on our debt." he went on to say "i tell you unequivocally we are not going to default." cornyn notes there will be tax revenue coming in and said it may be necessary to partially shut down the government to secure the long-term fiscal well-being of the country. white house aides just want congress to get it done. >> the point is without drama and delay, monthly extension is drama. okay? so congress should do its job. we're not going to negotiate over extending the debt ceiling. >> though the house is planning something short-term to force the senate to the a budget. >> just the structure, moving something on a shorter term, what we are discussing is something that all could support. it's reasonable. but also very constructive for america themselves. >> spokesman for the senate majority leader harry reid says if the house pass a clean debt ceiling incress, the senate
inaugural committee host: first lady michelle obama just turned 49 last week. she will have a big role during the next couple of days. here is take tweed ♪t the more private ceremony today will include a bible for the first lady. also, another first for this president being sworn in on mlk and the last time that happened was with bill clinton. we will share with you some thoughts by jerry is joining us from detroit on the democrats' line, good morning. caller: what makes this inauguration so much more significant that it is taking place on martin luther king jr. birthday. dr. king was certainly a hero of mine and certainly to president obama. and certainly to anyone who believes in equality and social justice. host: on the republican line, steve is joining us from virginia, good morning. caller: is important to look at what has been accomplished in the first four years. the values the -- the value of united states dollar has been reduced by 50% and the value of gold has gone up. everybody on welfare has half as much money to use and all the contributors have golden safety deposit box
president obama first asked me to do this job we had a lot of work ahead of us. we were facing the greatest economic crisis in over a generation and our infrastructure was in desperate need of repair but president obama had a vision. a vision of an america built to last. over the last four years we have made unprecedented investments in our nation's transportation system. i have personally visited over 200 cities in america. meeting with local leaders and delivering on what they have told us they needed. we've put people to work on our roads, on our bridges, on our rails in communities big and small. i have visited every state and 15 countries. and i think as a result of the work that we've done that our team has done, with many of you in this room as partners, we have made it easier to ride a bike, hop on a train, or catch a bus. in fact i'm thrilled to tell you about our new streamlined approach for the new starts competitive grant program. in 2010 we made a commitment and a promise to change the way we rated and evaluated capital transit projects so that more good ideas could get into th
: president obama was unable to talk these guys. more importantly, can we keep this up? dagen: a key to a better economy. keys to your house, a new house hopefully. connell: let's talk about the markets. nicole petallides starts us off as she does each day with stocks now. nicole: taking a look at a market that really has shown strength over the last seven of the past nine weeks. the dow trading as high as 13,682 prior to pulling back here into negative territory. we are seeing multi- year highs. while they see the trend to the upside, they rally to resist it levels. i wanted to take a look. it was lower in the free market. the cfo, chief financial officer, gave an outlook for 2013. it is now trading higher on this conference call. their wireless margins took a jump. a good outlook. back to you. dagen: thank you. congress is heading back to work just one day after president asked both parties to come together and stand behind his visions. connell: house republicans may be less than willing to join him. rich: so is the bipartisan goodwill. the effects of the inauguration starting to d
with each other about what to put in their ransom note about what to say to president obama on the debt ceiling. the president tells them if they ever agree on what to put in the ranson note, he wouldn't even read it. >> president obama used the final press conference of the first time. >> the last press conference in the first term. >> to draw the line on the debt compromises. >> raising the ceiling doesn't authorize more spending. >> the president clearly came out putting it on the republicans. >> republicans in congress have two choices here, they can act responsibly. >> this is such a recipe for disaster for the republican party. >> or they can act irresponsibly, they better choose quickly. >> frankly all republicans have to bargain with. >> yes, they are, yes, they are. >> they're holding us hostage. >> are we heading to a shutdown. >> this could be a financial disaster. not only for our country, but for the world. >> social security checks and veteran's benefits will be delayed. >> i don't think it is a question that is even on the table. >> ironically would probably increase our
, unfortunately, more and more kids live with their parents, but young people have to wake up, and president obama's using children as a prop to politicalize a terrible tragedy for his favor. republicans can learn a lesson. do the same for the debt ceiling. put young children saying president obamaments to continue to borrow trillion dollars a year. it's a two sided coins that they can learn from. >> the interesting thing, neil, about this is when you talk about the kids, we're talking about, you know, of course, the people of five and six years old or 10 or 15 years old, but don't forget, neil, there's generations not born yet. neil: absolutely. >> still the gleam in the eye; right? that's another point to make. i want to touch on something you were just asking charlie about. you know, one interesting thing about the policies of this president, when you think about it, and you think about the demographic groups the president won, young people, women, hispanics, blacks, young blacks, those, if you look at the official statistics, those are the very groups most victimized by the policies in terms o
obama's second term will be held tomorrow, but this morning at 11:55 eastern time what he'll take, will the president of the united states, the official oath of office, in a private ceremony at the white house. peter doocy live in washington with the latest. >> and last night was the big kids inaugural ball at walter e washington convention center just up massachusetts avenue, as for the big stars that were there, usher performed the opening act and then far east movement, the gas of "glee" and katy perry there in red, white and blu lesser-known acts like mindless behavior, and the crowd was about a third the size of a similar event back in 2009. last night. roughly 5,000 people showed up. four years ago, there were 14,000 people, but the crowd was mostly made up of military families and school kids from chicago and the first lady made sure to let everyone in the audience know that just because the war in afghanistan is ending does not mean that the country will stop taking care of servicemen and women and their families. >> as these wars draw to an end, and we draw down our troop
that the obama administration did not submit -- respond, but you have to look beyond -- that is a minor blip. they were defeated in a rock in afghanistan. the american people don't seem to perceive that. the muslim world sees it very clearly. been both superpowers, and that is the issue we are facing. a movement that is not -- if we are l done facing it in mali, algeria, somalia, pakistan, looking at it as kind of separate issues, t is all one movement, all sol -- self perpetuating, and it is all motivated by our intervention. the french have united a very disparate group of islamist organizations and molly by intervening there. lou: and as michael is it out, the united states debated, as he characterized, and by the way, i am not sure that the national media even confronts that certain reality that the united states has lost. those are not words that trip easily off the american time. >> no, but these are the consistent notions, perceptions. absolutely. if you listen to them, read their statements, including the few weeks ago, you pretty much convinced that we have been defeated. we have be
him to talk about how to tackle some of his company's challenges. congratulations. president obama will be inaugurated for his second term this week which means time is running out for today's elevator pitcher to capitalize on the event with his commemorative watches. >> hi. i'm jack goldenburg, president obama watches. >> nice to meet you. >> since 2008 we've sold 30 obama watches. it's not that hard because president obama is the political rock star of the free world. we've had watches like yes, we can, serious like "yes we can" and the biggest one is brot be rack around the clock." i came up with the idea around 2008 when i wore one obama watch to a party and wasn't planning to wear any more and the next day people called and asked where to get the watches. let me show you. this is the new inaugural watch. okay? >> cool. >> i brought you each a watch. this is the "yes we can" watch and i have something for all the kids. >> i need the "time to pay taxes" watch. >> okay we can't find the other watch but it's here some place. i need about $1 million in financing. that world work o
for president barack obama's second term, it gets underway in washington d.c. and our very own anchor is there tori campbell she joins us with the preparations now as that will be in the parade, story? >> reporter: good morning, pam, i am -- tori campbell. >> reporter: good morning, pam, there are a lot of barricades set up and only people with tickets can get in and you need get in to the area that corresponds with your ticket. people with orange and yellow tickets need to head into that direction to get to their seats so people with orange tickets need head to that area and the blue section is in the left front seating area. president barack obama was officially sworn in and the vice-president was sworn in on the 20th. when it's on a sunday, there is a public ceremony the next day and there is another swearing in at the capital and that's where hundreds of thousands of people are headed right now and the swearing intakes place in about four hours and then there is the inaugural address. there will be numbers of a group called canine companions and perry explains why this is such a b
died in exchange for the freedom of two prominent terror suspects behind bars in the u.s. the obama administration rejected that offer. >>> at least one person is dead from an earthquake that hit western indonesia this morning, it was a magnitude 6 on the northern tip of the island of sumatra. a 9-year-old girl was found dead in the ruins of her home. several other people are hurt and power was knocked out. there was no tsunami from that quake. >>> bay area headlines now, piedmont police are searching for suspects in two violent home invasion robberies less than an hour apart. the two robberies were on opposite sides of piedmont but the same group of armed men may have been responsible. no one was seriously injured. >>> a community meeting is planned this evening to discuss the closure of a fire station in walnut creek. the contra costa county fire protection district is scrambling to cut costs and the shutdown of station 4 is part of the plan. meeting begins at 7:00 at walnut heights elementary school in walnut creek. >>> 6:11. a surfer in a tou
. >>> also, the big speech begins in just two hours. president obama will unveil a plan that is sure to fuel the gun-control debate. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's wednesday, january 16th. >>> san jose police are investigating a bold kidnapping attempt of a 2-year-old girl outside of her home. ktvu eight janine de la vega is in san jose and talked with police a short time ago. janine, what did they tell you? >> reporter: a police spokesperson told me he's checking in with detectives right now to see if they got any tips overnight. now, they are taking that attempted kidnapping that happened here on dale court very serious. they say the man was pulling on the child's legs so hard, that her shoes fell off. this all happened around 5:40 yesterday afternoon. this was near south white and aborn. a mother said she was playing in the front yard playing with her siblings and the man made a comment that she didn't like and she tried to pull her away. >> it's very turning. it's a brazen act on her part. w
especially in london, now here in the u.s. and over in madrid. >>steve: president obama and the first lady taking center stage last night at the inaugural ball. the late-night details with judge mcelway. >> the president attended two inaugural balls including the commander in chief's ball. that was quite a gathering including some of the famed tuskegee airmen. enlisted advisors from all branches of the military, the head of veterans affairs. most importantly it included gold-star families, families who lost loved ones in the fighting in iraq and afghanistan and many wounded warriors. before the ball the president took time out to chat via satellite. >> i can tell you that you've got a room full of patriots here. and although i've got to admit that they are a little spiffied up right now, their heart and soul, their dedication, their sense of duty is at one with every single one of the folks in kandahar right now. >> the couple scaled back attending the military ball and the public ball open to 40,000 people willing to shell out $60 for a ticket. higher prices for sections upstairs. that pa
obama's second inauguration. if you need help getting around, there's an app for that. the presidential inaugural committee has developed a new smartphone app and we will show you how it works. >> i'm along for the ride. >> quite a way to end his career. ray lewis is one game away from winning a second superbowl ring as the ravens take on the 49ers in the big game. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. starts now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's monday, january 21. i am scott thuman. -- scott thuman will be joining us a little later. i am cynne simpson. let's get to jacqui jeras porta- pott -- for the weather. >> partly sunny skies today. a little bit more sunshine this morning than what we will see this afternoon, but we do have a cold front of the late this afternoon into this evening. besprinkled changing into snow flurries will be possible late. we don't think it will be enough to complicate the roads or the metro. it may just at a little excitement. in the future, an arctic blast is on the way. we can be thankfu
connell in 2011, and president obama gave it a hat tip yesterday. >> they want to put the responsibility on me to raise the debt ceiling, i'm happy to take it. mitch mcconnell, the republican leader in the senate, had a proposal like that last year, and i'm happy to accept it. >> how does it work? step one. president asks congress to raise the debt ceiling when it's within $100 billion. step two, the congress rejects that request and sends a joint resolution of disapproval back to the white house. step three, obama vetoes the resolution of disapproval. step four, congress does nothing. as long as the house and senate wait 15 days before addressing the white house veto, then the president gets his original wish and the debt ceiling automatically goes up. in other words, a redo of the fiscal cliff threatening the u.s. economy. give extremism and allow congress to basically do anything. welcome to washington. andrew, is this -- is this the way it goes now? >> i'm depressing. it is depressing are but it's also maybe the viable path forward. in terms of harm done to the u.s. economy sshgs that the
] indeed. are you in good hands? >>> the senate starts taking up president obama's historic attempt to combat gun violence next week. major chunk of proposals deals with mental health. so today we're tackling mental health as a two-prong effort. first, policy angle. exactly when's in president obama's $155 million push for mental health efforts? and efforts of a top psychiatrist thinks might work. for the poll say part, "the washington post" columnist matt miller, latest piece is titled "how will we deal with the dangerously mental ill?" thank you for joining us. you talk about whitman that climbed up on the tower of university of texas austin and started firing shots and killing people and you talk about how in hindsight you could sort of -- you could trace it back to specific bio markers in his brain. look at the brain in an autopsy and almost see what triggered that and you seem to indicate some hope that, you know, maybe future research identify more bio markers. seems optimistic to me. do you think that we can trace it down to something at level or a lot of people out there who
, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the capital building, it is not just the people rolling in from the metro station but you see quite a bit of media set up as well and dwight a few folks doing a lot of reporting from this section of the capital. they have made their visit and they also made a special visit to the search and another person to see that is antonio from antioch. >> he and the family were attended services this morning and as we waited they got in and she took some nice video waving so that was exciting. >> reporter: allan and his wife ben neat it earned a -- allan and his wife were here to soak up the sites especially since th
obama pushing back against critics who say he should be less a commander and more of a schmoozer in chief. good morning, i'm bill karins. this is "way too early," the show whose legendary after-parties are now open to one mr. president of the united states. thanks for being up with us on this tuesday, january 15th. we have a lot to talk about including governor andrew cuomo striking a deal late last night with republicans on new strict gun-control measures. how he got overwhelming bipartisan support. >>> plus, socializing wasn't the only topic at yesterday's press conference. the president also compared republicans to hostage takers regarding the upcoming debt limit fight. >>> we begin with developing news late last night. officials in new york have agreed to a sweeping set of changes to the state's gun laws. the new proposals would sail through the republican-controlled state senate by a 43-18 vote are considered the toughest gun-control measures in the nation. it includes a ban on all magazines that hold seven rounds, bans semiautomatic pistols and rifles with attachable cliff
scene. >>> an embarrassing for president obama's jobs council. it has been one year since it held an official meeting. the council will expire at the end of the month unless the president extends it. no comments from the white house on why the council hasn't met in so long. >>> manti te'o staying silent about the dead girlfriend hoax. he cruised by the cameras at the training facility in florida. notre dame says it learned it was a hoax december 6. two days later he was still talking about her death. meantime an unedited transcript of an interview he did shows te'o having a hard time answering simple questions like how they met. multiple reports identify the fake girlfriend as a 23-year-old marketing coordinator from california. >>brian: there is something sweeping the headlining. you know what tebowing is? this is called te'o-ing. >>brian: this other guy took a picture of him looking at an empty shower and says look at my girlfriend naked in the shower. >>gretchen: if it wasn't so sad, it would all be hysterical. >>brian: i don't know how sad it is. she's not dead because she nev
of the mentally ill and banning assault weapons. president obama has in hand to the recommendations from joe biden on gun-control and will push for action. the front page of the washington journal says president obama escalates the fight on the w economy. is the debt ceiling negotiable? your thoughts? send us a tweet or post your comment on facebook. you can also send us an e-mail. president obama held his last official news conference of the first term yesterday in the east room of the white house. here's what he had to say on the debt ceiling debate. [video clip] >> republicans and congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect ransomed in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people well-being is not a leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states is not a bargaining chip. they had better choose quickly, because time is running short. the last time republicans in congress even flirted with t
brown hair and brownish -- and brown hair. >>> president obama unveiled his gun proposals yesterday aimed at reducing gun violence. analysts say it will be tough to get any gun legislation through congress. the president says it's up to the public to demand action. coming up for you at 7:15. why a bay area congressman said an attack ad released by the nra is dangerous. >>> a lawyer in san jose drafted an ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safekeeping. if the owners want to check out the weapons, they would have to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a se
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